Popular Uprising May Demand Change in Egypt's Relationship with Israel
Interview with Ghada Talhami, professor of politics emerita at Lake Forest College, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
The question of how the popular uprising in Egypt will affect the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people is one of great concern in the U.S. as well as in the Middle East. The Camp David peace accords were signed in 1978 by Menachem Begin of Israel and Anwar Sadat of Egypt, who was assassinated three years later. For the past 30 years, under Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has collaborated with Israel to seal off the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza and has been Israel's most powerful Arab ally.